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Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service has come on board as the charity partner for the North Coast Petroleum Casino Truck Show’s tenth anniversary event on 5 August. 

‘Over the 40 years we have operated throughout the Northern Rivers, we have developed a connection to the trucking and transport community through our attendance at emergencies and accidents on our roadways,’ said spokesperson for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Zeke Huish.

‘It is the donation support of the community and events like the Casino Truck Show that help to keep us on standby 24/7, ready to respond when we are needed most. We are thrilled to be chosen as the charity partner.’

North Coast Petroleum’s (NCP) Mick McKinlay said he was honoured his company was again naming rights sponsor of the Casino Truck Show and welcomed the decision to include the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service as a charity partner.

‘Working in the transport industry obviously comes with risks; we at NCP welcome the opportunity to help the Helicopter Service raise much-needed funds,’ Mr McKinlay said.

The 2023 Casino Truck Show is on Saturday 5 August, getting underway at 10am with an impressive truck parade from the Casino industrial estate to the CBD.

The family-fun day includes a display of hundreds of trucks throughout the CBD, entertainment from Airtime FMX, live music, street performers, food stalls and markets.

Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow said it was great to have the Rescue Helicopter Service on board as charity partner and encouraged everyone to support the event.

‘Last year, the Truck Show was a huge success, and this year it’s going to be even better,’ Cr Mustow said.

For more information or registrations, visit the Casino Truck Show website.

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